Garth who currently stars on the WB sitcom What I Like About You is the current spokesperson for the Angel Soft Angels In Action program, which is hoping to get one million American families to volunteer for community service this year.
You might have a hard time getting your kids to do anything but Garth says its easier than you think. She says a kid who likes to read can be coaxed into reading for others while one who likes to draw can be coerced into making a collage to be displayed at old folks homes.
Garth is practicing what she preaches. She has convinced her 8-year-old daughter to organize her classmates for a clean-up campaign.
But while volunteering can help kids develop compassion and respect, there is a limit. Garths daughter may be willing to pick up litter off the streets but the actress admits getting her to clean up her room is altogether different.
Information on the Angels In Action program can be found at www.angelsoft.com.
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